Suns hire 2020 champion Vogel as coach

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PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns hired former NBA champion coach Frank Vogel on Friday to replace Monty Williams, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.

The 49-year-old Vogel has been the coach of the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers during his career and now moves to the Suns, where he'll try to help the franchise win its first title in its 55-year history.

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Jokic, Murray lead Nuggets to Game 1 win

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Cross-country rivals -- who have met in the World Series 11 times during their storied histories -- will reconnect for a three-game series starting Friday when the Los Angeles Dodgers play host to the New York Yankees.

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Braves look to cool off surging D-backs

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Atlanta sits in first place in the National League East, while Arizona is tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West. (MORE)

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